Gordon E. Krischer

Of Counsel

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Gordy Krischer is a trial attorney and counselor who has extensive experience representing management in virtually all fields of labor and personnel law in both the private and public sectors. His litigation practice includes individual and complex class action and multiple plaintiff employment discrimination litigation, ERISA litigation, wage and hour litigation, and wrongful discharge litigation including major “whistleblower” and toxic tort cases in both state and federal courts. These litigation matters involve bench trials, jury trials, binding arbitration and mediation. Areas of his practice under the National Labor Relations Act include representation elections, collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations and unfair labor practice proceedings.

Gordy also is chief negotiator for large employers, having represented a metropolitan transit authority and a large school district in negotiations with numerous bargaining units covering thousands of employees. He also counsels and represents in litigation several motion picture studios and employers of all sizes in the aerospace, computer, telecommunications, shipbuilding, utility, and retail industries. He acted as lead counsel for a large corporate client in a series of multi-plaintiff toxic tort cases filed by present and former employees, and represented the same client on a significant class action ERISA case before the US Supreme Court.

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Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in Chambers USA for California Labor & Employment practice
  • Named a Labour, Employment & Benefits Expert by Who’s Who Legal (2018)
  • Recommended in Labor and Employment by International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (2003)
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. and published in Los Angeles magazine

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Central, Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California, District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuits
  • US Supreme Court

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1971: magna cum laude; Harvard Law Review
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1968: Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

Member

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor Law Section 

Employer Vice-Chair

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section (2007-present)
  • Section Chair-Elect August 2009
  • Section Chair August 2010

Employer Counsel Member

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section (2002-present)
  • Management Co-Chair, Section Committee of Membership and Finance
  • Management Co-Chair, Committee on Practice and Procedure Before the NLRB (1992-1995)

Director

  • Industrial Relations Research Association, Southern California Chapter (1980-1985)
  • Volunteers of America, Los Angeles (1989-present)

Lecturer

  • Labor law topics before the academic, business, and legal communities

Faculty

  • Claremont Graduate School, Executive Management Program (1975-1992)

Fellow

  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers